Article by Thom Tyerman and Travis Van Isacker. This post was written in conjunction with activist networks working against the UK border regime in Northwest France, including Watch the Channel, Calais Migrant Solidarity and Calais Research. Thom and Travis research UK border securitisation and have written previously on the eviction of migrants’ homes and other everyday practices of segregation in Calais.Continue reading #UK: Border Securitisation in the Channel
France. For everyone who has close ones in deport centers or who would like to support the people who are victims of the racist incarceration of those who don’t have the “good” papers, here is a short guide to supporting people in detention in France.Continue reading #Calais Migrant Solidarity: Update Supporting people in Detention
France. Since 11 April, people have been revolting in several detention centres (CRAs) across France (and of course in other places, like Belgium). People locked up in CRA Mesnil-Amelot (Paris) had occupied and blocked part of the building. In Vincennes (Paris), a fire started. Prisoners in Oissel (Rouen) have declared a hunger strike. Beginning March, people have been actively resisting the conditions in detention centres during the time of confinement and detention in itself.
Image above. Archive image: 2008 Vincennes CRA on fire.Continue reading Revolts and conditions in detention centres across #France
France. An open letter by the Eritrean Refugee community of Calais about police violence.Continue reading Police violence: an open letter from #Calais
Calais. France. April 2, 2020. For more than two weeks now, France has been on lock-down. With most French people unable to leave their homes, migrants in Calais are still being evicted from theirs. Human Rights Observers in Calais have counted 45 evictions since March 17th. A police union, Synergie-Officiers, has called for an end to these daily evictions, but the department and prefecture still insist they continue.Continue reading #Coronavirus: Housing and evictions in #Calais, #France
Lesquin. France. March 15, 2020. In these days of panic because of the COVID-19 (corona virus) outbreak, there has been as many different reactions as many different people.Continue reading #Lesquin, #France: “We’d rather starve than die of this shit!“
300 march across the Italian border at Montgenevre.